Our Snuggle Experts — Whelpers give our puppies their best start to life. They provide 24/7 care to future service dogs from birth to 8 weeks. This may include bottle feeding, cleaning the whelping box and potty box, laundry, feeding, play-time as well as documentation.
Volunteer Puppy Raisers
Our Pipeline to Success — Puppy Raisers raise puppies from 8 weeks to around 18 months and provide not only basic obedience training but also exposure to the world around them in their home, getting them ready to be paired with a client. This includes mandatory attendance at classes, documented homework and financial expenses.
Our Joy Bringers — These volunteers bring in their personal dogs for training and then work in the community, bringing comfort to people in hospitals, hospices, and other facilities. Our Paws for Reading volunteers work with children to improve reading skills by offering their dog as a non-judgmental ear.
Our Playground Monitors — These volunteers provide leisure time and enrichment to our dogs in their final stages of training. Volunteers conduct play-time, exercise, and potty breaks.
Our Face at the Door — Office volunteers provide our organization with reliable support and a warm welcome to our visitors. Responsibilities may include data entry, filing, copying and printing, answering the phone, assembly of manuals or assistance with mailings.
Our Party Animals — We have great events throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to sell raffle-type tickets, assist with check-in/check-out, and obtain donors purchases for the event. They may also be asked to judge trivia, help with event set-up, and manage gift baskets (including preparation, display and monitoring).
Volunteer Advisory Council
The Volunteer Advisory Council consists of four committees, each geared towards particular facets of volunteering. Together with the Volunteer Manager, they work to enhance the volunteer program by creating new methods of recognition, volunteer activities, and a quarterly newsletter. The committees meet quarterly as a council to collaborate on ideas.
Young Friends of Duo
The Young Friends of Duo Dogs are a group of people ages 21-40 who work to spread the mission and vision of Duo Dogs amongst their peers and help with fundraising for the organization. The group participates in monthly volunteer activities and plans a fundraiser each year.
Corporate Matching Portal
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